The other day when I was walking with my brother after we’d finished our boat cruise my brother surprised me by saying that he and his wife were thinking of moving to downtown Toronto. They currently live outside of the city in a small, but very nice town called Aurora. They’ve been busy renovating their home over the last few years. Modernizing it and just making it more comfortable for themselves.
I guess that’s why I was so surprised when he said that they, well his wife, had been thinking of looking at some condominiums in the downtown area. Of course they’re not thinking of doing this immediately. They’re getting older and as my brother said, some day they might not want to maintain a large house. A condo might be easier to manage. Plus they’d be in the city and free to do some of the things they love to do such as attending live theater and musical performances.
I’m not sure that I’ll want to live in a condo when I get older. Prior to buying this house I lived in a very tiny apartment for over a decade! I loved the neighborhood, but hated the small apartment. I’m not sure that I’d want to live in an apartment style home again when I’m older. Perhaps when that time comes I’ll settle for a one story house. No stairs to climb, everything on the same floor. I think that would be easy enough to manage. I’d also still be able to garden if I was able to – I wouldn’t be able to do that in a condo!
Anyway, I recalled this conversation when I happened upon a website called 55+ communities which lists 55 different communities across the US that have been developed especially for aging baby boomers and retired folks. If you’ve been thinking of moving to a more manageable home have a look at the site. There’s some very nice communities highlighted there.